Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – On Religious Freedom

The separation of church and state is a necessary part of a modern civilized society. Laws must be made in accordance with the reality that we know grounded in facts that the scientific method has allowed us to uncover. Does this necessarily happen even in so called civilized society? Of course not, secular societies are ...

Alberta Politics: Was pastor encouraged by right-wing allies to say intemperate things that could cost his private schools?

PHOTOS: The Supreme Court of Canada building in Ottawa, where Alberta’s gay-straight alliance law seems destined to be held in the balance. Below: The judgment of Solomon – don’t take the supposedly wise king’s child-care advice if you don’t want a visit from the police and a social worker. Below that: Alberta Education Minister David ...

Alberta Politics: Church in fight over Alberta LGBTQ policy espouses far-right ideology, has close tie to advocacy group

PHOTOS: The New Testament Baptist Church near Spruce Grove, just west of Edmonton. Below: The vandalized sign, with some of the scrubbed pink spray paint still visible; additional signs on the site promoting the church and school; and administrator Rev. Brian Coldwell and private school advocate Donna Trimble, the latter two shots from the CBC. ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Religious Freedom

We have not featured Betty Bowers for awhile, thus, enter her definitely non-satirical take on the topic of religious freedom.     Filed under: Religion Tagged: Betty Bowers, Religious Freedom, The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice

A. Picazo: Freedom Of Religion vs. License To Discriminate

This op-ed appeared in The Ottawa Citizen on April 8, 2015.  There’s a fundamental misunderstanding, or perhaps, a deliberate mischaracterization, of what constitutes religious freedom in a pluralistic society; of the role governments should play in protecting religious liberties, the extent to which citizens are obligated to facilitate the customs of another, and what it means to be unjustly ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Stephen Harper: Racist AND a Hypocrite!

Just WHO should be covering up? I recall once that Stephen Harper believed in championing religious freedom. Except for people he doesn’t like. Now he’s appealing a federal court ruling allowing people to exercise their religious freedom by becoming citizens while not publicly  removing their niqab. But why, you ask? Because Canada is transparent, open, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – More christian stupidity.

The world does not need more stupid.  Honest.  Yet it would seem that christianity is busily adding more coal to the IDiot furnace every day and pump pump pump pumping those bellows(!!) to spread their inane horseshit far and wide.  Hobby Lobby is just the latest pinnacle of horseshit dispensary that is trying earnestly to ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Disservice – More christian stupidity.

The world does not need more stupid.  Honest.  Yet it would seem that christianity is busily adding more coal to the IDiot furnace every day and pump pump pump pumping those bellows(!!) to spread their inane horseshit far and wide.  Hobby Lobby is just the latest pinnacle of horseshit dispensary that is trying earnestly to ...